About Ablity Consultancy

Our vision is to change perceptions and stigma of disability

Ability Consultancy (NW) Ltd was set up in 2019 to share disabled people's lived experiences, breaking down the barriers and stigma and supporting society to become fully accessible, inclusive, and disability aware. Ability Consultancy (NW) Ltd is based in the North West of England. We provide a wide range of Equality, Diversity education and training services, specialising in disability awareness and para sport to a wide range of sectors and people, from educating the next generation to CEO’s of organisations. We work with you to meet your aims and objectives to ensure that the services you provide, and any delivery you undertake is fully compliant and meet the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

Claire Buckle

Founder and Tutor

Claire is the founder of Ability Consultancy and the author of this disability awareness course. She has Cerebral Palsy which affects the use of the left side of her body, as well as her speech. Claire has had a very successful life having represented GB in Para athletics at World and European levels. She is a level three tutor and delivered a wide range of courses and workshops.

She has worked within inclusion for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to this and our other services. She is very open, honest, and shares many of her experiences within this course. In 2022, she was one of 38 UK women to receive a Women in Innovation award, she was also listed in the NatWest top 100 Women in Social Enterprise in the UK, becoming a finalist at the awards.

In 2023 she was shortlisted for the Northern Women Power Awards in two categories and a finalist in two awards at the North West Federation of Small businesses, winning the Diversity and Inclusion award.

Claire will certainly challenge you in this course to try simple everyday tasks her way!

Why disability in the workplace important?

There are currently 14.1 million disabled people in the UK, of which 8% are children, 19% are working age, and 45% are of pension age (Scope 2018). Many disabled adults want to be employed, but it is sometimes hard to gain employment. There are many reasons for this, including a lack of understanding by employers, preconceptions that employing disabled people cost more than a non-disabled employee, and disabled people will require or need more time off. This is not always the case and disabled people can bring many benefits to an organisation. This course introduces people to the different types of disabilities, the barriers people might face the correct communication, what a disabled person can bring to an organisation and what you as an employer can do to support your disabled employers. It has been produced by disabled people themselves and provides lived experiences and examples. The course is aimed at Human Resources and any employer wanting to expand their knowledge.

Disability Awareness Course Brochure

Click below to download the course brochure

What does the course cover?

  • 1

    How much do you know?

    • Disability Awareness - Test Your Knowledge

    • Download your course workbook here

  • 2

    Module One - Introduction to Disability

    • Welcome by Claire

    • Introduction

    • Introduction and Disability Definition

    • Definitions

    • Types of Disability

    • Communication and Terminology

    • Communication Quiz

    • Communication and Terminology

    • Module One - Take home message

    • What can you remember?

  • 3

    Module Two - Characteristics Of Disabilities

    • Introduction

    • Characteristics of Cerebral Palsy

    • How to put hair up with one hand

    • How to tie shoe laces with one hand

    • Characteristics of Physical Disabilities

    • The daily challenges of a wheelchair user getting to work

    • Characteristics of Hearing Impaired

    • Characteristics of Visual Impairment

    • Characteristics of Learning Disabilities and Autism

    • Take home message

    • Disability Characteristics Quiz

  • 4

    Module Three - Barriers Faced by Disabled People & Models of Disability

    • Module Three Introduction

    • Barriers Faced By Disabled People

    • Models of Disability

    • Take Home Messages

    • Disability Barriers and Models Quiz

  • 5

    Module Four - The Equality Act 2010

    • Module Four Introduction

    • The Equality Act 2010

    • The Equality Act Definitions

    • What is considered day to day activities

    • Take Home Messages

    • The Equality Act Quiz

  • 6

    Module Five - Recruiting and Employing Disabled People

    • Module Five - Introduction

    • Why should organisations employ disabled people

    • What to consider when recruiting disabled employees

    • What support can you offer to different impairment groups

    • Take Home Messages

    • Recruitment and employment quiz

  • 7

    The Final Quiz and Course Evaluation

    • The Final Quiz

    • End of course evaluation

    • End of Course details

Additional Information

  • Qualified Deliverers

    All of our courses are written by deliverers with lived experiences of disability. We pride ourselves on using disabled people to use their open and honest experiences of life to change the perceptions of others and break down the barriers and stigma of disability.

  • Certificate of Attendance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will be emailed a PDF quality assured certificate. The certificate does not have an expiry date, however, for good practice, it is recommended that this course is revisited every three years.

  • CPD Accredited

    This course is accredited by the Continued Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service, which is an independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

  • Course Workbook

    The course includes a downloadable PDF course workbook, allowing you to make notes as you go and keep a record of what you have learnt. This will be available to download in lesson one after completion of the "how much do you know quiz"

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the payment for the course secure?

    Yes, all our course payment transactions are secure through Stripe.

  • How long does the course take to complete?

    We say to allow 2-3 hours to complete the course. You are able to revisit each lesson as much as you need in the 28 days of access, so can ensure you have all the notes and take away statements you need.

  • I am not tech savy, do i need anything special on my device to undertake the course?

    No, the course content is in video form and all you need to do is click play. The quizes at the end of each module are very easy and will play on your browser.

  • How long do i get to complete the course?

    Once you have enrolled you have 28 days to complete the course

  • What support is available to me throughout the course?

    The course comes with a downloadable workbook. This will allow you to take notes and write the key information down that you may need in the future.

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